Donations needed at the Flint Street Pantry

By Rick Harvey [email protected]

The shelves at the Flint Street Food Pantry in Eureka Springs are getting pretty empty, and director Kathy Barnes is hoping the public can help fill them.

“Prices have gone up and the number of people we serve has gone up,” Barnes said. “We have people on fixed incomes who were barely earning before, and now, with gas and food prices.

“In addition, we are seeing an influx of homeless people. Many houses are sold or rentals are sold. ?The pantry, open every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers groceries and hygiene products.

“We can use almost anything,” said Barnes, a former Flint Street volunteer who has been a director for just over a year. “Toiletries are really needed right now because we’re really not buying any. We’re giving out a lot of toilet paper.

“And if there are gardeners who have fresh produce, that would be great.”

Ongoing needs include items such as diapers, cooking oil, cereal, canned meat, detergent, dish soap, paper products, and pet food.

“Cash donations are always welcome,” Barnes said. “We use the money collected to get what we need at that time.”

The pantry serves residents of western Carroll County

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